The LWCC facilitates a campus-wide and sustained effort to support campus diversity, and to enrich student skill development through the design, implementation and promotion of cultural competence educational opportunities for all ECU students.
Our goals are:
- To provide students from diverse populations a welcoming environment and connections to campus resources.
- To facilitate student process of exploring and defining identity, and increase cultural awareness, knowledge of self and others.
- To advance students' cultural competence and diversity skill development for professional success by integrating multicultural and diverse perspectives into curricular/co-curricular experiences.
- To provide training and resources to address discrimination, bias, misconceptions, and stereotypes.
- To increase awareness of social issues and encourage service learning experiences in underserved communities.
Come visit us! The center is located in the heart of east campus, across the yard from Mendenhall Student Center (MSC) and sided by White & Garrett residence halls. We are building #50 Bloxton House on the university map.
Ledonia S. Wright was an Associate Professor of Community Health at East Carolina University and a public health professional. Her entire career was spent finding ways to ease human misery and raise the level of aspiration among those with whom she worked. She believed that excellence in one's chosen profession could be achieved. While at ECU, Wright was the advisor to the Society of United Liberal Students (SOULS) and tried to make a difference for black students at ECU. Though she died in 1976, her efforts and mark on the school remain. The former "Y" hut on campus was renamed the Ledonia S. Wright Afro-American Cultural Center in 1979, a scholarship was also named in her honor.